This panel depicts a scene from the famous Roman legend of twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. Abandoned as children, they were rescued and suckled by a she-wolf (centre). Another wolf, perhaps her mate, licks their feet, while men with spears rush in from both sides to capture or save the twins. Runes around the edges describe the scene. According to the legend, Romulus was eventually murdered his brother and found the city of Rome. The Casket was donated by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks. Early 700s. From Auzon, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, modern-day France. (The British Museum, London).
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